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Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized form of German Anstett.
  • English : of uncertain derivation; perhaps a variant of Hampstead, a habitational name for someone from Hampstead in Greater London, Hampstead Norreys or Hampstead Marshall in Berkshire, or either of two places called Hamstead, in the West Midlands and the Isle of Wight. All are named as ‘the homestead’, from Old English hām-stede.